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Me and ‘My Shadow’

A reader rediscovers the books that shaped him

Melinda Beck for The Chronicle Review

May 05, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

On a second honeymoon in Montreal, in 1986, my wife and I visited a flea market along the river in the old part of the city. In a booth that sold collectibles from the 1950s, I rediscovered a book that would set me on a course of study that has...

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